This post focuses on U-Hauls Military Discount. To view our post on all truck rental companies, click here: Military Discounts – Rental Truck Companies
UPDATE (JUNE 20, 2016) – Multiple readers have been commenting that U-Haul is currently NOT offering any type of discount. They have done this in the past when there has been high demand and no need to offer a discount. I wouldn’t waste your time calling the number below given all the reports that no discounts are being given.
I would still go online and check U-Haul, Budget, and Penske‘s prices and compare them to make sure you get the best deal. In my past experience Budget has typically had the best price between the three companies.
U-Haul does not offer an “official” military discount. However, you can call the Sales Department at 800-468-4285 and they will often work out some type of discount. Their sales department is allowed to offer 10-15% off some reservations. Some of their representatives will give you that discount and some will not. Others have said that they will give you a discount but you must make the reservation at that moment. This 10-15% discount only applies if you are traveling one way (for example Phoenix to San Antonio). It typically doesn’t work for “in-town” moves.
Sometimes this number (800-468-4285) will not directly connect to the sales department so always ask to be transferred to the sales department. They are the ONLY ones that can hook you up with a 10-15% discount. I used this a couple of months ago when moving from West Phoenix to East Phoenix. It saved me about $15 last time on a $100 reservation.
If you are renting from U-Haul and are picking up and dropping off at the same location, there is no corporate discount. However, the corporate office on the phone did mention that they will commonly give a Local Military Discount if you ask. U-Haul does offer a free month of storage to military members.
Another Company that gives Military Discounts is Budget. In my experience Budget is often cheaper than U-Haul. Budget has a 20% Military Discount. In order to get the discount, your will need to use the promo code “usmilord”. This will give you 20% off. They will also price match U-Haul if they are cheaper. Click here to be redirected to Budget Truck Rentals Military Page.